Our Guiding Principles & Best Practices
Housing First: Our participants are housed immediately without any preconditions; once housed we work on stabilization by addressing the issues that led them to homelessness (E.g., participant does not need to be housing ready).
Harm Reduction: We focus on addressing the consequences of unhealthy behavior, until the participant is ready to address the behavior itself (E.G., needle exchange).
Low Barrier: At our interim and emergency shelter site we eliminate as many requirements as we can to ease entry (E.g., entrance does not require sobriety). Low barrier does not mean no rules.